Lake Local has developed curriculum based upon the Ohio’s Learning Standards. Our teachers regularly participate in professional learning communities and are heavily involved in staff development opportunities focusing on standards based-education, data analysis, assessment, instruction, technology integration, and project-based learning. Our district vision is Excellence in Academics, Arts and Athletics and toward this end staff from each building has developed action plans consistent with our district goals and objectives.
We identify every opportunity to embed technology across the curriculum, exposing students with the 21st century tools they will need when they exit our doors. Our curriculum maps are formatted electronically to enable teachers to constantly update lesson plans, resources and assessments during collaborative planning. Teachers regularly use smart boards, classroom performance systems, document cameras, laptops and grade cam to enhance teaching and learning. We are embarking upon a one-to-one computing initiative and will achieve this level for all students within two years. Our staff works collegially and is very involved in teaming at all grade levels and content areas. Teachers have common planning which allows us to effectively collaborate and team. We were very pleased with our 2015 Ohio Achievement Assessment and Ohio Graduation Test scores. Our district has been ranked EXCELLENT with Distinction for the eighth consecutive year. Our district's performance index and value-added score has been in the top ten percent in the state for the past five years.
Lake provides high quality programming including: advanced placement, career tech prep, college credit plus classes, after school and summer school intervention programs in grades 3-12, gifted education programs, robust fine arts programs, special needs programming and an expansive extracurricular program. Previously, Lake was one of four districts in Ohio to receive the Ohio Award for Excellence. Lake High School recently received the Ohio Award of Distinction for outstanding Ohio Graduation Test results and recently was selected for the honor roll by the AP College Board for increasing AP student participation and passage rates. Lake Middle School has been recognized several times in the past by the Ohio Department of Education for outstanding value-added gains achieved by our middle school students. Lake Elementary was nominated and received national recognition as a Blue Ribbon School based upon the outstanding academic achievement displayed by their students over the past five years. Lake Elementary was one of only 18 schools recognized for this honor in the state of Ohio. All of our efforts are directed toward promoting Excellence in Academics, Arts and Athletics!